any seriously disrespectful act committed against the dignity or authority of a court.
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How to use criminal contempt in a sentence
We need to think about that to determine which remedy – civil or criminal contempt – makes sense here.Criminal Contempt Is the Appropriate Solution for Dealing With Steve Bannon | Chuck Rosenberg | October 29, 2021 | Time
It is a criminal contempt of the magnificent possibilities of life not to lay hold of "God's occasions floating by."